Nikon is launching the D7000 on 29th October 2010. It is a D-SLR that offers exceptional image quality, reliability and performance packed into a durable and portable body.

It includes a range of new features to ensure superior image quality including 16.2 effective megapixels with the newly developed Nikon DX format CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which delivers higher image quality, higher speed processing and multiple functions with more power. And the D7000's increased ISO sensitivity (100-6400, extendable up to 25600) ensures exceptional detail with minimal noise when capturing fast moving subjects or in poor light situations, even without the flash.

The D7000 has a bright Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder with approximate 100% frame coverage and 0.94x magnification giving you the most precise view and focus of any scene, and it is always ready when you are with a shutter speed of 1/8000s, tested to 150,000 cycles. What is more, the camera is protected by magnesium alloy top and rear covers and has durable sealing against dust and moisture so it is prepared for even the most testing of situations.

It has twin SD memory card slots allow for added storage capacity and give you the freedom to manage your images and video in the way you want to either by saving more of them, keeping different formats separate or always having backup space when you need it. Further its newly developed AF system featuring 39 focus points, including 9 cross-type sensors in the centre, should give you the sharpest focus and with Nikon's new 2,016 pixel RGB metering sensor to enhance the effectiveness of the Scene Recognition System, plus High Speed Continuous shooting capability at 6FPS, you can be sure to capture incredibly accurate, high-quality images every time.

The D7000 also has direct access to a movie record button so you can capture footage in full HD (1080p) with greater ease. The AF-F gives continuous focus during movie recording, which is captured using MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compression, and has a stereo microphone jack for quality sound recording. This means superior image quality and operability when using the D-Movie function. It even has built-in movie editing functions also give you the freedom to chose the start and end points of your footage and switch to selected frames for capturing still images without relying on a computer - letting you edit and share your films quickly and easily.

The camera has an RRP of £1099.99 for the body only and an RRP of £1299.99 with the Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens. For more information please visit the Nikon website.